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Point of the Bluff Vineyards

Point of the Bluff Vineyards
2014 Semi Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Point of the Bluff Vineyards
2014 Semi Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.1%
Medium straw green color. Citrusy aromas of almond cookies, lime gel, and underripe mango with a round, racy, dry medium body and a medium-long peach tart with lime glaze, sliced kiwi and clementine, and tropical fruit pavlova finish with fine, fruit tannins. A nice Riesling with bursts of acidity and a mouthwatering fruit finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: almond cookies, lime gel, and underripe mango
Taste Flavor: peach tart with lime glaze, sliced kiwi and clementine, and tropical fruit pavlova
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Bay Scallops With A Beurre Blanc Sauce, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice Riesling with bursts of acidity and a mouthwatering fruit finish.

The Producer

Point of the Bluff Vineyards LLC

The Producer
8524 Broadview Heights
Keuka Park, NY 14478
USA
1 585-259-7186

Riesling

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although many consumers believe Riesling is a sweet wine, there are all types, ranging from bone dry to ultra-sweet. Offering a remarkable array of perfumes ranging from apricot and peach to peony and petrol, and having excellent natural acidity, Riesling is one of the world’s greatest wines.

Germany is home to the most famous examples of Riesling; produced from vineyards along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, these wines have tremendous character and minerality, owing to the slate soils these vines are planted on. Alsace, in northeastern France is another region that excels with Riesling (especially dry versions); the same is true for the Clare Valley in Australia, where Rieslings are often characterized by a petrol aroma.

Dry versions work with many different types of foods, from seafood with cream sauces to pork, veal and duck. Sweeter version should either be served on their own or with blue cheeses such as stilton or gorgonzola.

While it is safe to say that Riesling is an under appreciated wine for the typical American consumer, there has been greater popularity over the past few decades, as dry and off-dry Rieslings pair beautifully with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine; thus Riesling is a wine directly linked to a healthy lifestyle.